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Victor Peter Obninsky

About me

I am 68 years old and a lifelong resident of the North Bay Area.  I have always been a sole practitioner and truly enjoy my work in trying to help people solve their problems and concerns.  I am widely traveled in both the United States, Europe, Africa and Asia.  I enjoy people and am a rabid fan of the California Golden Bears, the New York Yankees and FC Bayern München.  I also enjoy conversations with my friends about all manner of things. 



Languages spoken: English, Russian, French, German

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Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 30%
    47 years, 300 cases
  2. Contracts: 20%
    47 years, 500 cases
  3. Business: 20%
    47 years, 200 cases
  4. Probate: 10%
    40 years, 150 cases
  5. Other: 20%
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Hourly ($350/hour), Free consultation (45 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

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  • Christian K. Lassen II

    Top-notch lawyer. Highly respected in the legal community.


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    I have known Vic for over 25 years. He is exceptionally sharp and astute, and highly ethical. He genuinely cares about the welfare of his clients.


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Contact info

Victor Peter Obninsky

1101 Navarro Street
Santa Rosa, CA, 95401


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Outstanding Achievement AwardWorldwide Registry of Executives and Professionals2015
Inaugural Client Distinction AwardMartindale-Hubbell2012
National Registry of Pre-Eminent LawyersMartindale-Hubbell2008
Nominee, Judge of the Superior CourtHon. Arnold Schwarzenegger2004
Who's Who in AmericaMarquis Who's Who in American Law2000
AV Pre-eminent ratedMartindale-Hubbell1997
Outstanding Judge Pro TemporeMarin County Superior Court1987
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
National ABA Appellate CompetitionAmerican Bar Association2014 - Present
Judge Pro TemporeSonoma County Superior Court2013 - Present
Judge Pro TemporeMarin County Superior Court1984 - Present
Sole ProprietorLaw Offices of Victor Peter Obninsky1970 - Present
Mandatory Fee ArbitratorState Bar Of California2015 - 2015
Association namePosition nameDuration
Supreme Court of the United StatesMember2010 - Present
ABA Advisory PanelMember2009 - Present
Sonoma County Bar AssociationMember2003 - Present
United States Bankruptcy Court, District of HawaiiMember1994 - 1995
United States District Court for the Eastern District of CaliforniaMember1994 - Present
Marin County Bar AssociationPresident1990 - 1991
United States District Court for the Southern District of AlabamaMember1981 - 1982
Marin County Bar Association, Client Relations CommitteeChairman (2013)1975 - Present
United States Court of Appeals For the Ninth CircuitMember1970 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1970 - Present
United States District Court for the Northern District of CaliforniaMember1970 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1970 - Present
Marin County Bar AssociationMember1970 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Luchil Enterprises v. Corporate Travel ServicesJudgment for Plaintiff
El Mirador v. ProFlame. Inc.Judgment for Defendant
Petition of WallsPetition granted
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Publication nameTitleDate
Andover BulletinAndover Bulletin, Autumn, 20042004
The ArkVictor Obninsky Named President of Marin Bar Association1990
San Francisco RecorderSan Francisco Recorder, January 19901990
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California, Hastings College of the LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1969
Columbia UniversityHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1966
Phillips AcademyCollege PreparatoryN/A1962
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Law WeekSecond Amendment2011
Labor Day ClinicElderlaw2011
Elder Law PlanningPlanning for Old Age1990
Elder Law PlanningPowers of Attorney & Testamentary PlanningN/A
Avoiding Client DisputesHow to avoid lawsuits by clientsN/A